THE Davao Ngilngig Filmmaking (DNF) will hold its 2018 film camp this September 7 to 9 in preparation for the Genre Film Festival at the end of October.

According to Jay Rosas, Pasalidahay co-founder and film critic, during the Art Talk forum Tuesday, August 07, 2018, the three-day camp will be held at Gap Farm, Diversion Road, Davao City.

Target participants are senior high and college students in Davao City, however, students from other universities and schools outside Davao City are also invited to join.

“The Davao Ngilngig Film Camp will be a unique experience for those who would want to pursue storytelling by means of filmmaking. Not only will they learn basic principles on filmmaking, but they will also be mentored in story development and other aspects by award-winning filmmakers, as they produce their films,” said Rosas.

Rosas also said that this year’s film camp is still organized by the film appreciation group Pasalidahay and is sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Film Development Council of the Philippines.

According to the festival director of Davao Ngilngig Films 2017 and co-founder of Pasalidahay Bagane Fiola, the event is to gather new voices and personalities for a new wave in Philippine cinema and that through this, the students will be encouraged to make Ngilngig films based on local tales, urban legends, and superstitious beliefs. (Amanie R. Ya’cob, MSU-Marawi intern)